acrylic on canvas
Once a spark of creativity illumines you, the act of creating becomes a journey into the uncharted.
It requires a kind of willing surrender, to the unknown, that can be both daunting and divine.
True creative expression can never be our own, we are the hands and heart through which it flows.
wooden slab, sawdust, iron staple, wood, nails, text fragments, cement, pva glue, acrylic paints
The mysterious wonder of life is that you just never know where anything is going. . .
– Alice Walker
acrylics on textured canvas
The scariest moment is always just before you start.
– Stephen King
images of personal work cut into strips, acetate, off-loom weaving, stitching
Antidote for pride and preciousness re one’s work:
Pick up scissors or craft knife. Cut, weave, rip, stitch …
Just for now,
just for this moment,
pretend you’ve nothing to say…
acrylic on textured board, oyster-bed netting, slate roof-tile
The faculty of creating is never given to us all by itself.
It always goes hand in hand with the gift of observation.
And the true creator may be recognized by his ability to find about him,
in the commonest and humblest thing, items worthy of note.
– Igor Stravinsky